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Crettyard United v Finglas 18/11
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Crettyard United play host to Finglas at Crettyard United Home Ground at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Womens Division One
Newpark AFC 2 - 0 Crettyard United 12/11

Newpark AFC beat Crettyard United.
2nd placed Newpark AFC won 2-0 against their visitors, 3rd placed Crettyard United at New Park Kilkenny at 2 pm

Newpark AFC
Form: W D W L D D

Crettyard United
Form: L D W W L D

Baltinglass Town v Crettyard United
Crettyard United v St Patricks Boys
Carlow Shield 05/11 11:00
Crettyard United 3 - 2 St Patricks Boys

Crettyard United 3

St Patricks Boys 2

United had to twice come from behind before seeing off Premier Division rivals St Pats on Sunday. Pat's started well and were good value for the opening goal which arrived on 25 minutes when Mark Delaney slotted home from close range. Crettyard upped the tempo and were deservedly level 5 minutes before the break when Craig Comerford set up Lee Salter for 1-1. The second half saw Pat's on the front foot again, and again Delaney was on the mark to put the visitors 2-1 ahead. United began to pour men forward and eventually the pressure yielded a penalty Johnny Dowling was fouled and although Cristoir Maher saw his spot kick saved Colin Osbourne was on hand to knock in the rebound to level matters again. United began to turn the screw and with St Pats struggling to clear their lines the winner arrived 5 minutes from time. In a move which consisted of about 20 passes the ball eventually ended up in the net through Osbourne for 3-2. Pats did create late chances but couldn't convert and United advance to the quarter finals. Best for Crettyard included Johnny Dowling, Niall Purcell and Jason Enright. St Pat's best were Mark Delaney, Mick Condron and Kelvin Corcoran.

Crettyard United v Hanover Harps
Crettyard 1-2 Hanover Harps
Premier Division 29/10 11:00
Crettyard United 1 - 2 Hanover Harps

Crettyard United 1

Hanover Harps 2

Harps just about edged this top of the table clash, Phil Neenan's first half penalty proving the difference between the sides. Hanover came into the game without having conceded a goal in the league, but it took Lee Salter all of 30 seconds to blow the record apart, Salter latching onto a loose pass on the edge of Harps area and firing low into the bottom corner. Hanover piled on the pressure and forced a series of corners which eventually yielded a goal when Kevin Power headed the teams level on 15 minutes. The chances kept coming at both ends, Graham Delaney saw his effort cleared off the United line by Craig Comerford before United wasted two glorious chances to retake the lead, Terrance Haughney heading wide from 6 yards and Evan Carroll dragging his effort wide from 10 yards with the goal at his mercy. Hanover went down the other end and won a penalty when Jeff Moran fouled Simon O'Shea, Neenan holding his nerve from the spot to put Harps in front on 35 minutes. But in a first half that just kept giving, Crettyard won a penalty of their own 2 minutes from the break but this time Trevor Reilly brilliantly saved Cristoir Maher's spot kick to preserve the lead. The second half wasn't nearly as frantic as the first but still gave up chances. Reilly saving from both Salter and Michael English while Terrance Haughney saw a header rebound off the crossbar. Moran saved well from Davis and Murt Bamberick late on as Harps made chances on the break. Hanover survived the expected late onslaught from the champions to claim the points in the first of the big battles at the top of the table. Best for the winners were Trevor Reilly, Niall Swan, Simon O'Shea and Cathal Coughlan. United's best included Craig Comerford, Cristoir Maher and Lee Salter.

Mill Celtic v Crettyard United
Womens Div One 22/10 14:00
Mill Celtic 2 - 2 Crettyard United

Mill Celtic 2

Crettyard United 2

Mill Celtic and Crettyard United shared the spoils in a tight encounter in Ballitore.

The home side took the lead after 25 minutes when Joanna Cullen struck past the Crettyard keeper. The visitors were determined to get back into it and they got an equaliser five minutes before the break. Mill managed to get back into the lead just before the first half finished as Ally Shaw smashed in a free from 30 yards out to put her side ahead at half-time with the score at 2-1.

It was a tense and competitive second half and it looked like Mill, who were promoted from division two last season, would cause a shock, and hold onto their win but Crettyard showed the fighting spirit expected from champions as they got their equaliser on 70 minutes.

Best for Mill were Helen Mackey, Sarah Conboy, Rachel Fennin and Rebecca Coogan.

Crettyard United v Ballymurphy Celtic
Womens Div One 15/10 11:00
Crettyard United 1 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Crettyard United 1

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

A Chloe Ryan strike just after the half-time break was the decider in this tight clash in Crettyard.

Ballymurphy, with the wind in their backs in the first half, started off the brighter of the two sides with plenty of chances in the opening 20 minutes. However, they could not turn those chances into goals. Crettyard came close with a chance of their own as Aisling Behan hit the crossbar with a shot just before the half-time whistle as the half finished scoreless.

Crettyard began the second half stronger and early in the second half, Ryan made no mistake from the edge of the penalty area as she struck the decisive blow. Crettyard held on as they got their second win of the season. Best for Crettyard were Mary Claire Kelly, Sarah Purcell and Collen Rickard and for Ballymurphy, Grainne Nolan and Cathriona Scully played well.

Crettyard United v Kildare Town
LFA o35 Cup 14/10 17:00
Crettyard United 4 - 3 Kildare Town

Crettyard United 4

Kildare Town 3

Crettyard started off this semi- final the better with their midfield pulling all the strings, whilst Kildare started very cautiously, however, it was Kildare who opened the scoring, when they won a free-kick, just outside the Crettyard penalty area, when the smartly taken kick, nestled in the top corner of the net for a 0-1 lead, that was against the run of play.

Within five minutes Crettyard were level when Tom Dowling got on the end of a fine cross and headed home which better reflected the way the play had gone. Just before half-time Willie Kavanagh got on the end of a fine David Maher pass and finished well for 2-1 and they took this score into the interval which was well deserved.

Crettyard had played against the strong wind but had that advantage in the second half and they put it to good use as Willie Kavanagh latched on to a long ball over the top rounded the Kildare keeper and slotted the ball home for 3-1. Jimmy Dunne then played in Keith Nolan and he finished well to make it 4-1 and it seemed that Crettyard were cruising. However, Kildare came out all guns blazing and they pulled back two goals towards the end to make the score 4-3 and Crettyard had to face a few very nervous minutes as Kildare tried to find that vital equaliser. The final whistle came and it was Crettyard who came out the winners and they progress to the Leinster Final, which is a great achievement and the best of luck to them.

Standing out for Crettyard were Keith Nolan, Willie Kavanagh, Mark Kelly and Ciaran Hosey, but everyone played their part in this terrific victory, whilst it was a battling performance from Kildare but they were just edged out of it in the end.

Crettyard United v Parkville United
Womens Div One 08/10 14:00
Crettyard United 4 - 2 Parkville United

Crettyard United 4

Parkville United 2

Crettyard United grabbed all three points in a tough encounter with Parkville United to give them their first win of the season.

The home side started off brighter and they took the lead after 10 minutes when Colleen Rickard played a through ball into the path of Aisling Behan and she made no mistake with the finish. It was a case of the roles reversing to make it 2-0 to Crettyard when Rickard got on the end of a Behan cross and finished well.

Parkville looked beaten but they managed to find a way back into the game with two goals that came back-to-back but Crettyard showed why they have been the top team in women’s soccer as they kicked on another gear in the second half. Aisling Behan helped herself to two more goals to secure a hat-trick and put the game to bed.

Best for Crettyard were Courtney Cheasman, Colleen Rickard and Aisling Behan.

North End Utd v Crettyard United
22/10 11:00
North End Utd 2 - 1 Crettyard United

Crettyard bow out of National competition for the season after North End progress at their expense.Trailing 1-0 after 12 mins the Carlow champions gathered themselves well and grew into the game.After 35 mins Evan Phillips picked Gary Delaney s pocket when the Centre half seemed in control and finished low into the corner.1-1 at halftime the visitors were more and more assured and dealt effectively with their opponents play .On 75 mins however they were caught out and after a quick switch in attack it was 2-1 .Despite their best efforts they couldn't break through and despite being denied a stone wall penalty at the death they exit with heads held high .Best for Crettyard were Terry Haughney,Colin Osbourne and Johnny Dowling
Club Summary
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Crettyard United Fixtures / Results (All Competitions This Season)
Saturday 18 November 2017
LFA o35 Cup
Crettyard UnitedFinglas14:00Local
Sunday 19 November 2017
Nationalist Premier Division
St Fiacc's FCCrettyard UnitedPresentation College Carlow11:00Christy Haughney
Womens Division One
Crettyard UnitedHanover HarpsCrettyard Utd14:00Christy Haughney
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